let's talk about it: adoption

Summary:
Mr. Rogers "talks" to children to explain how special they are and what family means.
Educational Themes:
You can use this book as a starting point for talking about family. It isn't a textbook, but it is designed to be a teaching tool.
Reading Level:
4.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Age of child:
Started reading with 3-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow it. It's a book you'll likely only read a few times.
Little Kid Reaction
This has been available to our preschooler to pull from the bookshelf since she was two (and recognized Mr. Rogers). It wasn't until age three that she started asking us to read it, and we get a request every several months. Now, at 4 we get some basic questions.
Big Kid Reaction
Although focused on the family, it is more direct in its approach to describing families than many stories. This is best saved for when parents/kids are ready to talk about adoption and adoption-related issues. Three may be a little young.
Pros:

If you've ever seen Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, you'll hear his voice in the text. He chose a comfortable, positive way to reassure the child and to encourage discussion. It also hits points about kid's thinking & behavior that have nothing to do with adopt

Cons:

This isn't a storybook and, compared to other kids books, will feel more clinical/sterile.


Title Let's Talk About It: Adoption
About
Author Fred Rogers
Publisher Puffin Books, a Penguin Random House Company © 1998
ISBN 0698116259
Material Paperback
Genres Family - Adoption, Family, Picture Book Series
Other Reviews:

More Reviews

Here are some other books we have reviewed that you may like!

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Virginia Kroll
Publisher
Concept Books © 1994
ISBN
0807506028

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Holly Keller
Publisher
Greenwillow Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 1991
ISBN
0688098312

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Jamie Lee Curtis
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers © 1996
ISBN
006024528X